Destiny 2 will run at 30fps on the PS4 Pro as Sony’s souped-up gaming console is simply not powerful enough to handle the shooter at a higher frame rate, Bungie has said.
Speaking with IGN, Luke Smith and Mark Noseworthy, project leads for Destiny 2, acknowledged the PS4 Pro’s raw horsepower, although noted that its shared-world shooter has a lot more going on this time around in comparison to its predecessor, which is taxing on the console’s CPU.
“I mean, I’m going to wade into this, and you [Mark Noseworthy] can flesh it out,” commented Smith. “The console, the PS4 Pro is super powerful, but it couldn’t run our game at 60. Our game’s this rich physics simulation where collision of players, networking, etc, and like, it wouldn’t run… [there’s] not enough horsepower there.”
“It’s on the CPU side,” Noseworthy added. “Destiny’s simulation, like we have more AI, more monsters in an environment with physically simulated vehicles and characters and projectiles, and it’s part of the Destiny magic, like that, like 30 seconds of fun, like coming around a corner and throwing a grenade, popping a guy in the head, and then you add like five, six, seven other players in a public event; that is incredibly intensive for hardware.”
Destiny 2 is due for release on PS4 and Xbox One on September 8, 2017, with a PC version following at a later date. The game takes place following the events of Rise of Iron from the original Destiny, and sees Guardians on the defense after the Tower is brought to its knees by a prolonged attack from a Cabal unit known as The Red Legion. As a result, all your gear and weapons will not be transferable to the sequel, although you can still carry over your Guardian’s gender and customised appearance.
Bungie hosted a worldwide Destiny 2 gameplay reveal last week, where it confirmed a slew of new details on the much-anticipated sequel. Chiefly, the game will feature a more expansive open-world ripe with side quests, as well as revamping the multiplayer to accommodate 4v4 matches. As expected, Guardians now have a host of new Super abilities and there’s a heap of additional exotic and legendary weapons to hunt down.
If that wasn’t enough, Nolan North, who provides the voice of Ghost in the series, confirmed that Bungie already has ideas for the Destiny 3 storyline up its sleeves.